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  • How to Land an A330 Airbus

  • And Other Vital Skills for the Modern Man
  • Written by: James May
  • Narrated by: James May
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him 50 ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact. He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be able to do.

Not stuff you can download from the Internet, but really important things. You never know when you might need to land an A330 Airbus, or deliver twins. And there may well be a moment when being able to play a bit of classical music on the piano is absolutely crucial to your success with women. So read, learn, and be prepared - you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

©2010 James May (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Michaela
  • 2013-06-02

Absolutely Ridiculous and Worth a Read!

Where does How to Land an A330 Airbus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of my favorite books! Being a fan of "Top Gear" on BBC, I was amused to see that 'Captain Slow' had written a mans guide to things they need to know. If you have ever watched the show you know that cars are often described as completely pointless but you must buy one and here's why. That's is book!! Very amusing , completely useless, and absolutely fabulous!

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  • S. Anderson
  • 2011-11-17

Truly Vital Skills

Ok, so I am pretty sure I will never use anything learned from this book. So what! I was entertained by every minute of this book and still find James May to be my favorite of the Top Gear hosts. This book is a must for any of his fans.

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  • Katherine
  • 2012-04-09

Mostly delightful . . .

What did you love best about How to Land an A330 Airbus?

May's penchant for detail is obvious in this book. I vacillated between fascination with the information he presented, amusement at his insane determination to investigate every little detail, and, only very occasionally a little bit of impatience at this endless detail. But running along it all is his fantastic dry wit, which is what really makes this so easy to listen to.

What does James May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really think that hearing May read this is the best way to experience it. Only he could deliver all of his little jokes in just the right manner to make them work.

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  • David
  • 2021-05-05

love James May

I love how Mr. May tells stories. He has a great understanding of the material.

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  • Arjay Hinek
  • 2021-03-05

An Absolute Delight

If you're a fan of James May's deadpan delivery and share his fascination with all-things-mechanichal, you are in for a delight.

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  • erik
  • 2020-10-23

tonight!!

james reads a book, Richard has a crash, and Jeremy stays out of it. I could have done without the cannibalism part but other than that it's good.

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  • David Canizaro
  • 2020-04-14

James May At His Best

He May have been known as Captain Slow, on “Top Gear,” but reveals his many talents in this book. He has a great British type of humor that enables him to make even the most dreadful hypothetical situations, hilarious. Not to mention the fact, that it is possible some of the scenarios, in this book, could actually happen.

James May is a man full of talents. Have an amazing imagination, and a great ability to convey them.

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  • Chris Thompson
  • 2019-04-29

Entertaining.

It was an interesting and enjoyable book. James adds plenty of dry humor and useful facts along the way. Worth a listen if only for fun.

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  • 2018-06-03

James May at his best .... wish it was longer

if you like James May and his rambling zig-zag style, this book is already a must hear (rather than read). funny in his trade mark style, this will be exactly what you think it is. broken into separate narrative chapters only the first is about landing the plane.

Wish it was longer, and with a little more meat on the bone, but an excellent weekend listen all the same

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  • J. M. Santo
  • 2017-03-31

Not as good as James May's 20th century

20th century was more informative and entertaining. This was still very good. James May has a great voice for this.